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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 11 Issue 8

What’s Ahead for BPL?

Broadband over power line (BPL) technology offers both challenge and transformation for electric utilities.

Why Meter Data Management is The Key to Unlocking AMI Usability

Advanced metering initiatives-in addition to goals of gaining more functionality and cutting operating costs-are driving more utilities to implement automated metering infrastructure (AMI) systems.

International Feature: The EU Talks Power, Politics

Last month Utility Automation & Engineering T&D took a look at the basics of the Western European power market.

Beyond the Meter: MDM Branches Out

Utilities that are exploring, or developing strategies for deploying, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems will likely find themselves evaluating the potential benefits of investing in a robust meter data management (MDM) system.

Smart Meters and Power Planning

Smart, or advanced, meters have become all the rage, from New York to Texas to California.

GETTING EQUIPPED: Unique Hybrid AMR System Emerges in Wisconsin

Vision. Invention. Determination. It’s the stuff from which America was built.

Smart Energy Perspectives

The advanced metering sector is in turmoil and transition. Everything is changing: regulations, pricing, business models and, of course, technology.

NEW PRODUCTS

At Cigré in Paris this year, Siemens highlighted the 3AP1 DTC (dead tank compact) switchgear for a rated voltage of 145 kV.

NEWS

In late August, more than 2,000 attendees gathered for the 2006 Cigré Session at the Palais des Congrès in Paris to discuss the myriad challenges facing high-voltage transmission grids.

The Big Power Picture is International

PennWell Corporation, the company that employs me, publishes this magazine and produces the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, will take its T&D show on a long road in 2007 with the launch of a new venture called “PowerGrid Europe”.